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Subject: embroidery Date: 2/14/14 8:22 AM

I purchased a digital embroidery design of a horse head. It uses 7 colors of rayon Madeira thread. ( I didnt have the correct thread so I used the polyneon)and it was a disaster. Im blaming it on the thread OR the material I used which was a thin thermal cotton shirt. So I tried it again. THIS time, it came out looking like it is inside out!! None of the colors show up but the white ( bobbin) thread I purchased all the correct rayon thread it calls for BUT, why did the embroidery turn out that way? Does any of this make sense? Am I supposed to use another color for the bobbin? I just received my new thread but dont want to make the same mistakes again. Thanks for any info/help

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Date: 2/14/14 9:29 AM

Is this the only design that turns out like this for you on similar fabric?

If so, it's most likely the design or a stabilizer problem.

Try the design on a firm fabric with cutaway stabilizer. If you have the same problem, chuck the design. It's not right somehow.

If other designs are doing the same thing for you, it could be a machine problem, which is a whole different series of troubleshooting steps.
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Date: 2/14/14 10:29 AM

Thank you Addierecoy
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Date: 2/14/14 1:19 PM

It is usually the threading of the machine (aways with the presser foot lever up), bobbin thread the wrong weight or the bobbin spool inserted wrong into the bobbin case, nick in the needle plate or bobbin case, fabric, needle or stabilizer.....how's that for narrowing it down.

If your embroidery machine does not have an antenna so the thread feeds straight up from the spool, get and use a thread stand. They can be a frustration saver.

PS: All machine embroidery designs are digitized. Otherwise the embroidery machine could not read the stitch type, location, stops, starts and advances. Some designs may not be as well digitized as well as others. There is no rule of thumb to go by other than the site's reputation.

Give the horse another try before giving up.






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Date: 2/14/14 3:11 PM

after 3 attempts, I finally got it right! it WAS the bobbin thread! I wasnt using the proper one LOL. Thanks
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Date: 2/14/14 7:36 PM

Out of curiosity (as someone new to machine embroidery) what bobbin thread were you using that was wrong, and now what did you use that was right?

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Date: 2/15/14 10:43 PM

I've been know to use serger thread when I need matching bobbin thread and it works great.

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Date: 2/16/14 6:36 PM

Quote: Annette Wright
Out of curiosity (as someone new to machine embroidery) what bobbin thread were you using that was wrong, and now what did you use that was right?


I figured it out just by the label...I re-threaded my bobbin using the white polyneon when everything turned ugly I went into my sewing box to see what thread was in there that came with the machine. It says right on the spool "Bobbin thread". Hope that helps. Im not sure if there are different types or what....havent got that far yet lol
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